I joined LinkedIn a long time ago, but only started using it again after being prompted by this blog at my last job, which was temporary.
I noticed that my coworkers used it quite a bit for recruitment purposes and decided I would revive my dead profile and start connecting with people in case something turned up when I graduated.
LinkedIn started to send me listings of jobs I might be interested in. The first few were easy to dismiss: I have to finish my degree and so moving away from Newcastle at this point is not an option. There were few jobs in Newcastle in which I was interested in, until one day I got an e-mail from LinkedIn about job opportunities and, for a change, I was actually interested.
So I applied and it was really quite convenient: my CV was already up on the website, and all I had to do was write a short introductory letter. Soon, I was invited for an interview, and got a phone call about the job a few days later!
You (hi mam!) will be pleased to know that although the job is challenging, it is interesting and I’m learning a lot, and it is a great place to be right now.